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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Targeting Unconscious Bias

By Josephine Hellberg, MRC policy intern at the Royal Society of Biology Every time we meet someone, our brains are busy categorising our impressions. However, many of these categorisations make use of cognitive shortcuts that rely on cultural expectations and past experiences and are therefore vulnerable to prejudice and stereotyping. As a result, we might … Continue reading »

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Being positive about conservation

Opinion piece by Billy Mills, Biology Week intern at the Royal Society of Biology With the utopian goal of saving the world’s species it is inevitable that nature conservation should be an uphill struggle. Having read the news recently you could be forgiven for thinking of it as an altogether worthless affair. It was reported … Continue reading »

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